2010 Israel Prize Given to 16 Laureates

(April 21, 2010)

The Israel Prize, the most prestigious award in Israel, was awarded to 16 laureates for personal or organizational achievement on Israeli Independence Day 2010.

The winners included Prof. Yehoshua Kolodny of the Hebrew University (earth sciences), Prof. Yair Aharoni, a founder of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Management (administrative science), Prof. Avraham Nitzan of TAU (chemistry), 1998 Bialik Prize winner Aryeh Sivan, who wrote his first poem while stationed at a Palmah observation post near Beit She’an in 1947 and went on to pen 16 poetry books (poetry), Prof. Avishai Margalit of Princeton University, a professor emeritus at HU (philosophy), Prof. Moshe Addad of Bar-Ilan University (criminology), author and journalist Hanoch Bartov, whose work focuses largely on the “Sabra myth” (literature), Prof. Avraham Tal of TAU (Hebrew linguistics), Peter Mirom (photography) and Prof. Aryeh Levin of HU (general linguistics). In addition, Prof. Jonathan Gressel of the Weizmann Institute of Science took home an award in agriculture for his work in biotechnology.

The lifetime achievement awards were given to Tel Aviv’s Susan Delal Center, for its contribution to dance arts; Negev pioneer Aharon Yadin, education minister in Yitzhak Rabin’s first government; ILAN - the Israel Foundation for Handicapped Children; and Druze community leader Kamal Mansour.

Source: Jerusalem Post